NBDA Board

The NBDA Board of Directors is comprised of the following: four (4) Executive Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer; four (4) Regional Representative for NBDA Regions of Eastern, Midwestern, Southern, and Southwestern; and two (2) Appointed Board Members for special expertise. The Executive Officers are elected in an odd year at the biennial NBDA national conference while the Regional Representatives are elected in an even year at their respective regional conferences. Both Officers and Regional Representatives serve two-year term.

Executive Board

Ex-Officio Member
All Standing Committees

Program & Committee Oversight

  • Academic Scholarships (NBDA & Partners)
  • Collegiate Black Deaf Student Leadership Institute
  • Youth Empowerment Summit
Patrick Robinson, M.Ed.

Patrick Robinson, M.Ed.

President
Alabama, 2013-2015 Term
president@nbda.org


Chair, NBDA Board of Directors

Program & Committee Oversight

  • Bylaw Committee (Chair)
  • Advocacy & Policy Committee
  • Media & Communications Committee
Opeoluwa Sotonwa, LL.M.

Opeoluwa Sotonwa, LL.M.

Vice President
Kentucky, 2013-2015 Term
vicepresident@nbda.org


Program & Committee Oversight

  • Membership Committee (Chair)
  • Archives Committee
  • Black Deaf Senior Citizens Program
Donald M. Tinsley, Sr.

Donald M. Tinsley, Sr.

Secretary
Indiana, 2013-2015 Term
secretary@nbda.org


Program & Committee Oversight

  • Finance Committee (Chair)
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Miss Black Deaf America Pageant
Betty Henderson

Betty Henderson

Treasurer
Pennsylvania, 2013-2015 Term
treasurer@nbda.org


Regional Representatives

Appointed Board Members

Dr. Glenn Anderson

Dr. Glenn Anderson

Regional Advisor & Board Member
Arkansas


Lindsay Dunn

Lindsay Dunn

Board Member
Maryland